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Michael
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« on: February 14, 2007, 11:49:42 AM »

My new site has a few reviews up. It's dedicated to post-nuke wasteland movies, all thouse crap films that ripped of Mad Max II. I would really apreciate some comments!

www.post-apocalypse.co.uk

Thanks guys!

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Menard
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 12:02:09 PM »

Kind of overkill on the graphics ain't it? The header alone is 118K. Looks nice, but I am afraid to go further due to the load time. If someone has broadband, check out the site, it looks like it could be cool. A lot of work has obviously been put into the home page alone.
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Michael
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 12:20:03 PM »

Hi, the banner is probably the largest picture on there, aparf from maybe the background. I have purposefully tried to keep the sizes down. These days 118k is surely tiny? Sory to hear it loads slowly. Please pursevere.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 12:55:35 PM »

Main page loaded in about 6-7 seconds for me on broadband.

As for your review page Empire of the Ash, this page loaded in about 30 second for me ...

But without further adue here is your web page breakdown as seen by the world ...

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URL:   http://www.post-apocalypse.co.uk/empireofash.html
Title:   Empire of Ash - www.post-apocalypse.co.uk
Date:   Report run on Wed Feb 14 11:38:33CST2007



Connection Rate   Download Time
14.4K    776.27 seconds
28.8K    396.24 seconds
33.6K    341.94 seconds
56K    211.65 seconds
ISDN 128K    76.06 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps    21.40 seconds

Object type   Size (bytes)   Download @ 56K (seconds)   Download @ T1 (seconds)
HTML:                  51515                  10.47                              0.47
HTML Images:   929159              201.18                       20.92
CSS Images:        0                            0.00                            0.00
Total Images:    929159              201.18                      20.92


Total HTTP Requests:   81
Total Size:   980674 bytes

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81 ^    980674*         Total (^unique objects)



That's a lot of files and if someone has dail-up (snicker ;-)) that's going to run them away. Because at 980,674kB is nearly a meg in size and anyway you slice and dice it, that's a big page.

SO WHAT TO DO????

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Analysis and Recommendations

    * TOTAL_HTML - Congratulations, the total number of HTML files on this page (including the main HTML file) is 1 which most browsers can multithread. Minimizing HTTP requests is key for web site optimization.
    * TOTAL_OBJECTS - Warning! The total number of objects on this page is 81 - consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your external objects. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests.
    * TOTAL_IMAGES - Warning! The total number of images on this page is 80 , consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your graphics. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests.
    * TOTAL_SIZE - Warning! The total size of this page is 980674 bytes, which will load in 211.65 seconds on a 56Kbps modem. Consider reducing total page size to less than 30K to achieve sub eight second response times on 56K connections. Pages over 100K exceed most attention thresholds at 56Kbps, even with feedback. Consider contacting us about our optimization services.
    * HTML_SIZE - Caution. The total size of this HTML file is 51515 bytes, which is above 20K but below 100K. With a 10K ad and a logo this means that your page will load in over 8.6 seconds. Consider optimizing your HTML and eliminating unnecessary features. To give your users feedback, consider layering your page or using positioning to display useful content within the first two seconds.
    * IMAGES_SIZE - Warning! The total size of your images is 929159 bytes, which is over 30K. Consider optimizing your images for size, combining them, and replacing graphic rollovers with CSS.
    * MULTIM_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of all your external multimedia files is 0 bytes, which is less than 4K.


Thanks to http://www.websiteoptimization.com/ for this information.

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michael
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007, 05:01:51 PM »

yowzers, thanks for the information guys! Thumbup I have loaded the pages up on a couple of different computers. It normally takes at most 2 or three seconds. I just now loaded the Empire of Ash page on this computer (it was all prosessed and edited on my work computer) and it loaded in next to no time. I guess I have a fast speed and need to consider other users. As for the review pages, each small screenshot is under 10k and i would be silly to make them smaller, as they are quite integeral to the page, but I think tomorrow I will have a look at making the homepage smaller.

Is there anybody out there who didn't have any loading problems? I seriously thought it was fine. Any comments on the idea/content?

Michael
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007, 05:37:38 PM »

Likely they load fast on yours as the files reside in temp folders and are already loaded in memory (cache) it is best to check it against a computer that as never had those files on it. Otherwise you need to clear all the temp folders to get a true load.

That's why I use load sites to get a truer reading. Not to get into a bunch of techno mumbo jumbo that's the simple version of it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007, 08:47:29 PM »

i had no loading problems.  but i'm on a cable connection.

as far as the actual site is concerned: i really like the layout/design.  i also think that the reviews are very well written, which is something that cannot be said of most review sites these days.  so, kudos!
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007, 10:22:10 PM »

The pages load pretty quickly for me, probably about 3-4 seconds.  I am on a high speed cable modem.

The reviews are very large, but movie reviews often are (though yours is probably the largest I have seen).  One thing I noticed, you have the groups of small images that are pretty much a cluster of thumbnails.  Each one of those has to be requested and load.  Depending on your host, that can cause unneeded overhead.  Something you might want to do is make those all one file per group - make one image and copy and paste the smaller ones into it.

I like the concept and the reviews.  It was amusing that you even reviewed "Empire of Ash II."  I was just looking that movie over the other day, I think after finding it on the IMDB.  One thing you might want to put in place is an easy alphabetical list of the reviews (the A-Z seems like it is organized differently).  I guess that depends on how many reviews you are going to post.  There is a lot of material in that genre.

If you start trading links, let me know.

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 04:43:28 AM »

Thanks for the positive and constructive comments folks. Just what I was looking for.

Thats a good idea to make the big groups of thumbnails one picture. Most of the pictures are their actual size though, I squeezed them as much as possible so the files are tiny.

I should work on the alphabetising. Because I only have a few reviews so far I have lots of pictures of the films logos. I think I will phase them out as I get more content.

Thanks for the offer of a link swop! I will be sorting out a page for links soon!

Michael
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2007, 03:34:57 AM »

Looks good, the design reminds me of when I was first starting out.  You should have plenty of fodder from Italy and the Philipines to keep you busy for years.
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Michael
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2007, 12:37:41 PM »

Thanks, i'm trying to add stuff all the time, recently on the news page.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2007, 11:07:24 PM »

It's all good on my cable connection.  I think the reviews are pretty good.  And the caps...love 'em.  In line with what's been said above, I hope you find a format that avoids bandwidth nightmares, because the copious use of images is quite nice and goes a long way to prompting some quasi-lazy souls(like me!) to get up and track down some of these flicks.

EMPIRE OF ASH is a good example, it could be nigh impossible to convey the "glory" of the movie without some of those caps.  Now I'm gonna go check out some details at IMDb with their atrocious new layout.

Anyway, you're in my prestigious bookmarks folder(right below White Hot Milfs...just kidding!)keep up the good work.  Thumbup

ps.  That video game the computer is playing looks to be 'Ikari Warriors',  SNK's "Commando" clone for arcades.(I spent way too much time at the local Fun N' Games during the 80s)
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Michael
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 08:08:33 AM »

Thanks Soylentgreen. Some good points.

I have actually played Akari Wariorrs on the NES I think and this looks a bit different, although it could be on a more powerful system. Very strange.

I agree that the IMDB update is awful!

I'm always adding stuff on the news page so stick around. Thanks for the bookmark.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 10:10:50 AM »

Anyway, you're in my prestigious bookmarks folder(right below White Hot Milfs...just kidding!)keep up the good work.  Thumbup

What a coinkidink, I have the same bookmark. Problem is, a lot of them are younger than me now. Bluesad
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